June 14 – 16, 2016 | Berlin, Germany
7th International Symposium on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service
3rd International Symposium on Freeway and Tollway Operations

Workshops

Committee Meetings and Workshops

Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Committee Meeting (AHB40)

Tuesday June 14th 9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon,  BMVI K1

The meeting is open to all interested attendees but it requires pre-registration.

HCQSC Memo and Schedule June 2016

Chair: Tom Creasey (Stantec)
Target Group: Committee Members and Friends

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Freeway Operations Committee Meeting (AHB20)

Friday June 17th 9:00 a.m–3:00 p.m., Venue BMVI K1

The meeting is open to all interested attendees but it requires pre-registration.

AHB20 Freeway Operations 2016 Midyear Meeting Agenda

Chair: Jon Obenberger (FHWA)
Target Group: Committee Members and Friends
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Joint Committee Meeting (AHB20+AHB40)

Thursday June 16th 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., Venue Maritim proArte, MARITIM I C

The meeting is open to all interested attendees.

Agenda AHB20 AHB40 Joint Meeting 2016

Chair: Lily Elefteriadou (University of Florida) and Jon Obenberger (FHWA)
Target Group: Committee Members and Friends

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Freeway Facilities Workshop (AHB40)

Monday June 13th 9:00 a.m–12:00 noon, BMVI K1

This workshop will provide an overview of the Freeways Facilities methodology in the new 6th Edition Highway Capacity Manual (HCM), as well as individual freeway segment methodologies. The workshop will include new guidance on methodology calibration in the HCM, as well as details on the new reliability and active traffic and demand management (ATDM) methods in the HCM. The workshop will also touch on new work zone, managed lane, and truck analysis methods, which have recently been added to the HCM.

In addition, the workshop will provide an overview of the German HBS methodology for freeway segments and facilities (“Netzabschnitte”). A discussion and comparison of the two German and US methods will be offered, and discussed with workshop attendees.

The workshop will be held in English, but German speakers will be available to help translate content if needed.

Chairs: Alexandra Kondyli (University of Kansas), Bastian Schroeder (ITRE) and Kerstin Lemke (BASt)
Other Speakers: TBD
Target Group: Freeway analysts who want to learn the details of the Freeway Facilities procedures. These individuals might include planners/engineers, researchers, and students.
Registration Fee: 30.00 EUR

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FREEVAL 2015-E Workshop (AHB40)

Monday June 13th 1:00 p.m–4:00 p.m., BMVI K1

Demonstration and practical application of the capability of the new FREEVAL 2015-E software tool, which integrates the core HCM freeway facility along with reliability, managed lanes analyses, and active traffic and demand management (ATDM) functionality. The workshop will also include a demonstration and practical application of the German HBS-based FREEVAL. Participants will be able to test both the German and US method software applications on a laptop provided.

The workshop will be held in English, but German speakers will be available to help translate content if needed.

Chairs: Nagui M. Rouphail (ITRE), Bastian Schroeder (Kittelson and Associates) and Martin Hartmann (KIT)
Target Group: Freeway analysts who want to get hands-on experience with the HCM Freeway Facilities procedure and software tools. These individuals might include planners/engineers, researchers, and students. Participants should be already familiar with at least the freeway facility method in the HCM 2010 or the HBS method for “Netzabschnitte” (for example through attending the morning “freeway facilities workshop” on June 13th).
Registration Fee: 50.00 EUR
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. WILL CLOSE AFTER 30 REGISTRANTS HAVE APPLIED AND PAID

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HCM 6th Edition “Mega Session” (AHB40)

Monday June 13th 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m., BMVI K1

This workshop will present an overview of the Highway Capacity Manual 6th Edition: A Guide for Multimodal Mobility Analysis, which is expected to be published in the first half of 2016. This new HCM represents a major update to the HCM 2010, with significant new material added as the result of several million dollars of funded research. However, the manual’s general format and structure was kept consistent to provide user continuity.
The workshop will start by describing why a new HCM and a new HCM title were needed. It will then proceed to provide an overview of key changes and new methodological features in both the uninterrupted and interrupted flow volumes of the HCM, with a focus on the interrupted flow portion (since earlier workshops provided in-depth details on the new freeway methods). These new methods include travel time reliability estimation methods for freeways and urban streets, consideration of active traffic and demand management techniques, managed lane and work zone capacity methods, updated roundabout capacity models based on new U.S. research, and continued enhancement of the HCM’s multimodal analysis methods. The workshop will also present highlights of the new companion Planning and Preliminary Engineering Applications Guide to the HCM.

Chairs: Paul Ryus and Bastian Schroeder (Kittelson and Associates)
Other Speakers: TBD
Target Group: Participants interested in a general overview of upcoming changes in the Highway Capacity Manual 6th Edition: A Guide for Multimodal Mobility Analysis, expected to be published in the first half of 2016. Participants will desirably be familiar with the HCM 2010, as the workshop will focus on changes and updates, rather than providing full details on the methodologies.
Registration Fee: 20.00 EUR

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Rural Highways Workshop – Operational Analysis in Rural Highways: Two-Lane Highways, 2+1 Highways and Traffic Micro-simulation Tools (AHB40/FGSV)

Friday June 17th 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., BMVI K2

Most of the rural transportation system is composed of two-lane highways; and many of them serve as the primary means for rural access to urban areas and freeways. The current capacity and operational performance analysis methods and models for two-lane highways in the Highway Capacity Manual are dated and limited to homogenous segments that do not account for the variations in route operational characteristics. Moreover, U.S. current tools to evaluate existing and proposed designs are inadequate to analyze two-lane highway service in complex circumstances; or alternative road designs, such as the common 2+1 highway e.g. in Sweden or Germany. This type of highway is used in Europe to provide high performance highways as intermediate solution between the common two-lane highway and the freeway. The designer choice on length and spacing of the overtaking lanes accounts for even more variations in route operational characteristics and increases the need for more reliable simulation tools. This is especially the case, if two-lane highways are enlarged to 2+1 highways on a step-by-step basis.
The objective of this workshop is to present the latest research results in 2-lane highways in the Highway Capacity Manual context, the latest practice in 2+1 highways in Europe, and the current simulation tools for rural highways.

Chairs: Manual Romana (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) and Scott Washburn (University of Florida)
Other Speakers: TBD
Target Group: Researchers and practitioners interested in two-lane highways and 2+1 roads
Registration Fee: 50.00 EUR

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